Changing Contours of Indo-US Relations

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National Workshop on Indo-US Relations, NIAS, Number 81-87663-60-X, Bangalore (2006)



The International Strategic and Security Studies Programme of the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore organised a two day National Workshop on ?Changing Contours of Indo-US Relations? during 9-10 February 2006. The objectives of the Workshop were to exchange views and generate opinion on a wide spectrum of issues relating to Indo-US relations. The themes for the debate included: ? Perceptions and misperceptions in Indo-US relations ? Indo-US economic relations: emerging dynamics ? Changing security environment and implications for Indo-US cooperation in defence ? Prospects for Indo-US cooperation in high technology ? US and Indian legal systems and their implications for Indo-US relations The participants for the Workshop were drawn from academia, the strategic community, scientists, technologists, diplomats, practitioners and the defence services. The major focus of the Workshop was to critically assess the paradigm shift in perceptions reshaping Indo-US relations. The purpose was to get different perspectives on the commonalities and differences that would govern Indo-US relations in the near and distant future. The visit of the US President George W. Bush to India and the possibility of an accord between the US and India on civilian nuclear cooperation provided the backdrop to the organization of the workshop. The output from the workshop was meant to feed into the policy making and decision-making processes. This in fact did happen.


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